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THEY CALLED HIM ‘THE WOLF’ ON THE BATTLEFIELD; Stiles had never seen him bend knee, even in the training ring, but he was surprisingly slight out of his armor, bending to press his lips to the heavy signet ring on Stiles’ hand.

"It is a long ride you have had," Stiles heard himself say, distantly.

"Yes, my lord," Derek said, still holding Stiles’ hand in his palm, thumb closed softly over Stiles’ knuckles, his breath warm on Stiles’ fingers. There was a hot flush starting up the back of Stiles’ neck, courtiers watching them, amused, waiting for the King’s son to refuse another marriage offer.

The Hale fiefdom was strategically useful, but small, little more than a vast forest of scrub pines crawling up a rocky mountainside, the land too steep and rocky to farm. Argent had been quietly suggesting for years that it was time to fold the Hale land into his fiefdom, a strong border for the long, rolling green pastureland, especially now that the Hale family found themselves without—well, he’d said, smiling, at the last council meeting, if Kate’s betrothal to Derek hadn’t been broken, they wouldn’t be having this discussion, he said. Derek’s face, in the gallery, had been expressionless; he had no speaking rights in the council. 

There was a low snicker rolling along the edge of the room, Derek had been kneeling on the cold stone of the throne room for over long. Stiles had refused princes in their own right, turned down the queen of the neighboring kingdom who could have extended their land rights to the western ocean. Derek had little; one horse, one battered, well-kept set of armor. He slept in the barracks, only had a squire because he was the only one who’d agreed to take on the Lahey whelp when his father died. 

Derek’s shoulders stiffened, but he didn’t move, waiting.

"You—" Stiles swallowed. "You have a token for me?" 

Derek’s head jerked up, shocked pale eyes in a shadowed face. “I—what?” he said.

"I’ll compete in the tourney this afternoon," Stiles said. "It’s traditional to offer a token—"

Derek dropped his hand. “I had not believed you to be cruel,” he muttered, so quietly that no one else might hear. “If my offer so offends you then—”

"No matter," Stiles said. He was wearing a red undertunic, thin and old, and the hem gave easily under his fingers. He tied it around Derek’s arm, high up, a bright slash of color against black, Derek still under his hands. "There," he said. "For luck."

"I’ll, um, win," Derek said. The snickers had turned into a roaring mumbling chatter, but Derek was staring up at Stiles’ face as though he couldn’t look away.

"You always win," Stiles reminded him, and Derek’s tired face cracked into a ghost of a grin.

"For you," he said. "My victory today will belong to you."

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Magical Stiles

The Long Way Round | E | 180,388
Summary: A magical accident sends Stiles back in time. Now he’s stuck in New York, living with Derek and Laura, and the only way to get back to his own time is to learn to use magic. Meanwhile, he must figure out how much he can tell them about their future. Can he warn them about the dangers they face? Can he change his own past?
And can he trust the creature known as Bookworm, who seems to know him better than he knows himself?
tags: #alivelaura, #timetravel

That Which You Cannot Undo | E | 28,181
Summary: By twenty-eight, Stiles has resigned himself to a quiet life of working in his magic shop, selling Jackson Whittemore fart-inducing tea, and looking after his goddaughter. It’s a good life. But the quiet goes to hell when his sister, Lydia, shows up with a crispy werewolf in her trunk and a bite mark on her shoulder, because hard on her heels comes the hottest person Stiles has ever seen, and he happens to be looking for his uncle.
You know, the dead guy Stiles helped Lydia bury last night.
(Or: the Pracitical Magic AU nobody asked for.)
tags: #fusion, #dadstiles, #movie, #knotting

Where The Inevitable Isn’t | M | 41,260
Summary: Stiles has a magical thingamajig that’s supposed to get him out of danger. Trouble is, it took him really, really far out of danger. Like, to the point where he isn’t in the same universe anymore.
"A part of Stiles had been thinking that he’d come home, and just go, ‘hey, Derek, are we mates and you just haven’t said anything about it?’ and Derek would reply, ‘now you mention it, we are indeed! Now come to my bedchamber, where we will have super hot sex and then cuddle after!’"
tags: #auinau, #mates, #notmates, #slowbuild

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for kasign.

edited for sterek purposes :>

Laura’s in the middle of one of her lectures when Derek catches sight of Stiles walking through the door. Every nerve in his body immediately stiffens, and he forces himself to relax before Laura notices. Unfortunately, Laura’s not the type to let anything pass her by. She pauses.

Stares him down.

Derek can feel his eye twitching, but he doesn’t break, and, he doesn’t look over to where Stiles is rocking back and forth on his heels, rubbing his hands together as he peruses the menu.

Okay, so he might not be looking over at Stiles, but he is aware of every movement Stiles is making.

He doesn’t whimper when Stiles swivels on his feet and catches sight of him and Laura. He doesn’t.

He also doesn’t notice the way Stiles purposefully strides towards them and plonks himself down onto the table over. Laura, however, does.

She kicks Derek under the table. “He’s cute,” she hisses, ignoring the way he grimaces. Derek scowls at her, reaching down to rub at his shin, and not-so-subtly glances over. Stiles is the picture of innocence, but Derek knows he heard Laura, because there’s a smirk that’s tugging at the corner of his mouth, his face carefully turned away so Laura can’t see.

“Laura,” Derek warns, and she makes a face.

“Oh come on, when was the last time you got laid? Like, six months?”

Derek inhales sharply. “Laura,” he whispers angrily, as Stiles chokes, and Laura turns to eye him suspiciously, but Stiles has his phone out, and he looks like he’s laughing on the screen, so she turns back to Derek, whose face is bright red at this point. He didn’t really need Stiles to know that he’d been on a fairly lengthy dry spell before they met nearly two months ago.

A dry spell Stiles had helped him relinquish. Multiple times.

“What? It’s not like it isn’t true,” she shrugs, unconcerned, and Derek clenches his jaw.

“You’re not exactly talking quietly,” he says, still angry. She makes another face, and stabs her fork into an innocent tomato slice.

“I’m just saying,” she mutters petulantly, dropping her gaze down to her plate, and Derek feels the sudden urge to apologize. He hasn’t done anything wrong though, so he shovels a spoonful of mashed potatoes into his mouth to stop himself from saying anything. The mood has gone quiet and somber, and Derek’s wracking his brain for something to say that isn’t an apology, when Stiles clears his throat loudly, and Derek’s phone starts to vibrate in his pocket. He turns to him, sees Laura do the same in his periphery, and wrinkles his brow in confusion when Stiles is tapping his fingers in an irregular rhythm on the countertop, completely oblivious. Derek doesn’t pick up, because duh, Laura, but Stiles doesn’t seem fazed. In fact, his whole face brightens up when he reaches Derek’s voicemail. He settles in more comfortably in his chair, before he catches Derek’s gaze briefly, and he’s suddenly worried about the manic gleam his eyes.

He doesn’t know why, but he has the sudden feeling he should run far, far away.

“Hey,” Stiles’ voice has gone flirty, quiet enough, but still loud enough for both Derek and Laura to hear. Derek can feel his palms start to sweat. “I was just thinking about last night, and,” he pauses and laughs, low and pleased. Derek suddenly feels too-hot in his skin, and he knows he’s blushing. “So I thought I’d tell you now that you better not have plans on Saturday night, because I’m going to sit on your face.”

Derek feels a flash of lust zing through his belly, and he’s staring at Stiles in disbelief when Stiles hangs up, turns to him, and has the gall to wink. Laura, who misses the wink, looks both scandalized and impressed. She mouths ‘wow’ at Derek. “Oh my word,” she says softly, fanning herself. She glances at Stiles then back at Derek again, and a thoughtful look crosses her face.

“No,” he says, before she even opens her mouth.

“You could really use some pointers,” she argues, and before Derek can stop her, she leans over to tap Stiles on the shoulder. “Hi, I’m Laura.”

Stiles raises an eyebrow. “Stiles,” he offers, then laughs when Laura looks absolutely confused. “It’s a nickname. Don’t ask.”

“Alrighty then,” she relaxes into her seat with a smile, before kicking Derek in the shin. Again. “This idiot is my brother, Derek,” she says, not unkindly, and ignores the way Derek scowls at her. Stiles turns and directs a smile onto Derek. It’s hard to miss the way his eyes flick up and down his body as he blatantly checks Derek out, but Laura’s still talking, oblivious. “He’s a bit… Well, tragic is a bit mean, so we’ll stick with horrifically ungifted in the art of being smooth,” she was saying, and Derek wasn’t sure if he wanted to kill her, or himself.

Stiles bites a lip, looking like it’s killing himself not to laugh. “Is that so?”

Laura nods, and she pins Stiles with her most effective puppy dog expression. “I overheard you on the phone -“

“Did you?” Stiles asks, eyes wide, like it’s any news to him, and Derek falls a little bit in love with the smirk curling across his face. “I’m so sorry about that.”

Laura waves the comment away.

“No big, I was just wondering if you could give him some, I don’t know, pointers or something?” Stiles’ eyebrows flew up, and this time, he couldn’t hold back the snort. Laura sighs, put upon. “I know it sounds silly, but I just want him to be happy, you know?” Despite it all, Derek feels a rush of fondness for his older sister. “I think he’s forgotten how.”

Or maybe not.

“Didn’t you have a meeting to get to?” Derek butts in rudely, watching in satisfaction as Laura glances at her watch and swears.

“Please, at least think about it,” she begs Stiles, as she’s standing and double checking she has everything in her bag.

Stiles shrugs. “I don’t see why not? I’m free right now, so if Derek’s not busy…” he trails off, and Laura squeals in delight.

“He’s free until six!” she hollers, before bending down to hug Stiles quickly. “Thanks, cutie,” she winks, and leans over the table to kiss Derek on the cheek. “Try to remember how to flirt, grumpy puss,” she teases, but her voice is fond, and she laughs when Derek scowls at her. “Love you.”

“Yeah, you too,” he sighs, and she disappears, leaving him with the check. Again.

Damn her.

He belatedly remembers Stiles, who’s watching him with a soft look on his face. “I’m so sorry about her,” he says lamely, and is totally not expecting the way Stiles throws his head back to laugh.

“Are you kidding? That was hilarious,” he says, glancing out the window to where Laura’s disappearing into a cab, shooting them a final wave. “You’re not smooth?” he asks, before he hums thoughtfully. “I seem to recall you being pretty smooth when we met.”

Derek rolls his eyes, but Stiles can tell he’s pleased. “Laura is Laura. She has her own ideas about things,” he says, and hooks his ankle around Stiles’ under the table.

Stiles bites his lip, and smiles up at Derek slyly. “I really am free right now, if you wanna?” he waggles his eyebrows, and despite how ridiculous he looks, Derek can hear the heat underneath the words, and he nods.

Stiles beams at him.


When Derek brings Stiles to dinner the next Friday, Laura’s smug for about ten seconds before they tell her they’d been dating the entire time.

She kicks Derek in the shin, and he doesn’t even say a word.

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i’ve read more high school aus than i’d like to admit, and this is the rec list with all the ones i’ve read and liked!!! 46 fics & faves bolded.

As Good As The Real Thing  by  (5,8k, M)
Summary: He’s maybe had a crush on Stiles for going on two years now, but there’s no way he’s ever going to act on it or say anything. But, he’s memorized all of Stiles’s quirks and habits because he and Stiles have been in the same history class for two years now, and he always ends up sitting by him. However, he and Stiles have had limited interaction with one another, which is fine. Derek can subside on his daydreams of Stiles. He can live the rest of his high school career on his fantasies alone.
That is until their teacher assigns them to be partners for a project

Turn Off The Shyness by  (3,8k, M)
Summary: AKA, the Blushing High School AU

Someone Please Murder Dr. Wyne by  (2,5k, NR)
Summary: Stiles starts asking questions in the margins of his chemistry textbook because that thing couldn’t be more confusing, and then someone starts leaving answers.

This Might Be Irony by  (38k, M)
Summary: Stiles and Derek have been close friends since the Hale siblings moved in next door after their parents’ death. But Derek’s in the popular group, he’s a star baseball player, and he dates popular Pep Squad captain Jennifer Blake. Stiles doesn’t have any of that, just his skateboard and a hopeless crush on Derek (oh yeah, and his Vote Lydia Martin Prom Queen button). As prom and the baseball state championship grow closer, Stiles and Derek start rekindling their friendship.
And it all begins with two white boards.

Practice Makes Perfect by  (21k, E)
Summary: In his sophomore year, Stiles gets dragged to lacrosse tryouts by Scott and ends up practising alongside the senior captain, Derek Hale. Stiles just wants to live long enough to become a junior.

Easy Alpha by  (4,6k, T)
Summary: Easy A/Teen Wolf AU. Wherein, Derek Hale is the high school slut, Jackson and Scott really need to learn to use their inside voices. And, contrary to pouplar belief, everyone is still a virgin.

John Hughes Did Not Direct My Life by  (48k, E)
Summary: Stiles and Derek are childhood friends who drifted apart. When Stiles joins the lacrosse team against his will, the universe (with a little help from Laura and Lydia) chooses to push them back together.

A Thousand Fiery Suns of Angst - Just Press Play by  (21, T)
Summary: All Stiles wants from life is to learn to control his magic, keep his grades up, and not die horribly while saving Beacon Hills from supernatural threats. It’s all going pretty well until Derek Hale, werewolf extraordinaire, has to go and ask him on a date. That asshole.

Eat, Knot, Love by  (30k, E)
Summary: Stiles Stilinski, an omega and teenage nobody, is going into heat very soon. Alpha Derek Hale takes notice.

Professor Xavier’s a Total Douchebag by  (13, T)
Summary: Derek Hale can read minds. If he could have chosen a mutant power for himself instead of being given one by random, genetic happenstance it’s safe to say mind-reading would not have been his 1st, 2nd, or even 96th choice.
Maybe if he’d gotten the power of invisibility he wouldn’t be sitting in a senior Economics class next to a hyperactive kid with a buzz cut who won’t stop thinking about dicks.

covalent bonds by  (7,5k, E)
Summary: Derek’s a hot nerd. Stiles is a nerdy jock. A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES.

Why don’t you say so? by  (8k, T)
Summary: Talia Hale has a plan. Derek will go to the Winter Formal and he will ask the Stilinski boy to dance, and they will finally get their heads out of their asses and her son will stop moping around the house in his underwear.
Spoiler: Derek doesn’t ask Stiles to dance

What I Go To School For by  (5,5k, T)
Summary: Derek is having a hard time with chemistry. Stiles is one of the best students in the class. This couldn’t possibly go wrong.

Talk Geeky to Me by Summary: The five times Derek and Stiles “fake” kiss and one time they take things further.

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Stiles & Derek ∞ A Perfect Combination 

Through meetings and remembrance.  Pain and heartache. Touch and trust. Dreams and Reality. Orange and Blue.

Stiles and Derek.

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it’s sterek week, baes

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Masquerade - Sterek AU

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Sterek Week // Sunday: Tattoos and Soulmates

Derek Hale runs a tattoo shop in the small town of Beacon Hills. He likes to keep to himself, but he’s good at what he does, which is how he finds himself befriending Stiles Stilinski. Stiles comes to Derek for his first tattoo when he turns 21, a floral pattern on his arm dedicated to his late mother. After that first one, Stiles keeps coming back for more. 

Stiles finds he enjoys the artwork Derek adorns his body with, even letting Derek talk him into getting a triskelion on his chest, and if Derek has a matching one on his back, he keeps that information to himself.

The two become good friends over the next few years. Derek opens up about his family and the unfortunate fire that killed most of them. Stiles talks about his mother and how difficult it was to watch her waste away in front of him.

One afternoon, Stiles finds his grandmother’s old Polish books in the attic, books about ancient ruins and rituals. He doesn’t pay much mind to the words, but he finds a symbol he likes and thinking about getting a new tattoo in honor of his grandmother, Stiles stuffs the book in his messenger bag and heads out to see Derek.

Derek studies the symbol for a long time before he begins working on Stiles left bicep. When the tattoo is almost complete, Stiles’ vision begins to blur and he feels like he might faint, which is strange considering he’s never had a problem before. When his vision finally clears, he finds Derek’s worried face hovering over him, and when Derek reaches out to touch Stiles’ forehead, something like fire shoots through Stiles’ veins. Judging by the look on Derek’s face, he felt it too.

When realization hits Stiles, he grabs the book from his bag and flips to the page with the symbol with trembling fingers, Derek hovers over his shoulder as they both read the words next to the symbol. “The symbol shows the wearer their soulmate”, the faded print reads. 

Stiles turns to Derek with some trepidation, not knowing how the man will react. What he’s not expecting is for the tattoo artist to be smiling at him. “Well, shit,” Derek says, leaning closer to Stiles. “I didn’t need a symbol from a magic book to tell me that.”

Stiles grins with relief before Derek is kissing him. And later, in Derek’s bed, sated and happy, they aren’t at all surprised to find a matching tattoo on Derek’s hip.

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Teen Wolf: Just A Little Kiss [Derek & Stiles] by chipchopchicken

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I would pay actual money (or blood) for someone to write me a pirates of the Caribbean sterek au

You’d have Stiles Stilinski, governor Stilinski’s only son and best friend to the towns blacksmith, Scott McCall who incidentally was found and saved 8 years before on the outskirts of a flaming ship.

When Stiles was put in charge of watching Scott while the others searched the ship wreck for survivors, he found a golden pirate medallion around his neck- Stiles kept it because only bad would come to the boy if it was found he was a pirate.

When brought back to Beacon Hills, a small port town where Stiles grew up, they became the best of friends and the golden medallion wasn’t brought up by scott so stiles hid it away in a drawer in his room.

Jump to 8 years in the future, and Captain Derek Hale sails into Beacon Hills intent on stealing a ship. Meanwhile, Stiles -for what ever reason makes sense- faints and falls off the side of the cliff and into the water a whiles away from the ship Derek is in the process of stealing.

Derek ends up diving in and saving Stiles-duh-and when the rest of the guards and stiles’ father show up they find out derek is a pirate and choose to hang him.

Cue stiles being adamant that they can’t KILL the person who just saved his life-not just because the guy is totally gorgeous, stiles totally has his priorities straight- but they’re already putting derek in manacles

WHIICCHH is right about the time derek pulls them over stiles neck and pulls him back against him -and stiles is trying to act appropriately, he’s meant to be scared, right?- but really the chain against his neck is feather light and when derek asks for his things and tells
stiles to put it on him he /smirks/ at stiles

really he does not need that while he’s two inches from the guys face and has his hands all over him while securing his belongings

then you know what happens if you’ve seen the movie but the best part is that when stiles is taken scott goes to derek because that’s his /best friend/ and he’d do anything to get him back safe, even associate with a pirate

and maybe derek agrees because it turns out scott is the son of a pirate he once knew, Melissa, one of the best pirates he’s ever had the pleasure of knowing. or maybe it’s because stiles smells nice and has pretty lips and it’d be a shame to let that go to waste

the topping on the cake is that he’ll even get a chance to have his revenge on the mutinous crew who deserted him on that island so long ago, will get his revenge on Kate- his once first mate and new captain of the black pearl

ANYWAY I just need a pirate of the Caribbean au where Elizabeth!stiles and pirate!derek end up together

I’ll snuggle with you on rainy days if you write this for me

and lets not forget when the two of them get stranded on the island again

lets just take a moment to imagine all the delicious things they could get up to

also, just as a last minute thought - It would be super 100% the best thing ever if at the end instead of it being Will/Scott that saved Derek from being hung, it’s Stiles. It’s Stiles that wears a disguise in the crowd, wears a worn capitano hat with a long black feather. it’s stiles that throws the sword that catches right under dereks feet because he’s learned a few tricks after being kidnapped, saved, and marooned on an island with pirates.

But yeah, Stiles saving Derek

Because after all, this is a sterek au folks.

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